Robochallenge (recommended for 4th and 5th, or those who have already taken our LEGO® Robotics class)In this Robotics class, instead of building using step-by-step building directions , we start each class with a programming challenge. After writing our programs, we’ll use LEGO® robotics kits to design bots to go with our programs.
Bots we build include: factory bots (forklifts) that could drive up to a target, stop before crashing into it and then back up; and all sorts of vehicles, carnival rides and even a space shuttle! One of our favorite challenges: build a bot that can trap one of our Hexbug Nanos.
In this class students will learn:
- simple engineering concepts involving motors, pulleys and different combinations of gears
- type of gears and when to use each type
- gear ratios (gearing up or down)
- programming concepts
Class format :
Eight meetings, once a week, 60 minutes per meeting.
Max: 12 students.
Tuition $80 per student per session (8 weeks)
We provide for use during class: one robotics kit and one netbook for each pair of student